Daniel Biltereyst

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Daniel Biltereyst is Professor in Film and Media Studies at the Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium, where he teaches film and media history, and cultural media studies. Besides being Director of the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS) and an elected member of the Academia Europaea, he is also linked to the HoMER network. He is the main supervisor of the Digital Cinema Studies network and of the Hercules/FWO-funded Cinema Ecosystem (CINECOS) project, aiming at building an open access data platform for cinema history in Flanders and Belgium (2018-22). Biltereyst published Explorations in New Cinema History (2011, with R. Maltby and Ph. Meers), Cinema, Audiences and Modernity (2012, with R. Maltby and Ph. Meers), Silencing Cinema: Film Censorship around the World (2013, with R. Vande Winkel), Moralizing Cinema: Film, Catholicism, and Power (2015, with D. Treveri Gennari), a special issue on cinemagoing experiences and memory for Memory Studies (2017, with A. Kuhn and Ph. Meers), and the Routledge Companion to New Cinema History (2019, with R. Maltby and Ph. Meers). He is finalizing Mapping Movie Magazines (2020, with Lies Van de Vijver), is working on Cinema in the Arab World: New Histories, New Approaches (Bloomsbury, with Ifdal Elsaket and Philippe Meers), on New Perspectives on Early Cinema History (Bloomsbury, with Mario Slugan), and tries to finalize a monograph on film/cinema censorship/discipline in Belgium. He is organizing an international conference on film and screen censorship, together with FilmFest Gent (Screening Censorship, 16-17/10/2020, with Ernest Mathijs).

A full list of publications can be consulted here: Daniel Biltereyst

Research Tracks

Film & Cinema


Media & Social Change

Research CIMS

Cinema City Cultures


Digital Cinema Studies

(De)constructing Health News

Screen(ing) Audiences

Athens by night

The Antihero and New Hollywood

Steunpunt Media

Media coverage of the EU presidency

Soap Skilled Teenagers

Out on Screen

The 'Enlightened' City

'Forgotten Audiences'

Film, Genre, and Representation

UNESCO's policy on international communication

Gent Kinemastad

The media (de)construction of disasters

Panic in Context

European cinema in search of an audience

The construction of a national cinema

Forbidden Images

Nazi Newsreels in Occupied Belgium '1940-1944'

The Development of Television News Production and Television News as a Genre

The Export of Fantasy

Throwing Light onto a collective heritage

Foreign and international news studies